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Football News: Review Of The Day 11th May 2019

Review Of The Day 11th May 2019
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Review of the Day

 


Contracts

Brazilian defender David Luiz has signed a new 2 deal with Chelsea. His new deal expires in 2021.

Eidar striker Sergi Enrich has signed a new deal which runs out in 2022.

Barnsley have given Cauley Woodrow a new deal until 2022.

 

Transfers

Sheffield Wednesday are to release five players in the summer. Former Celtic striker Gary Hooper, former Manchester United youngster David Jones, Portugese winger Marco Matias, Swiss midfielder Almen Abdi and Scottish midfielder George Boyd will all be on the hunt for new clubs.

Norwich City right back Ivo Pinto will join Dinamo Zagreb on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Brazilian winger Joao Victor is leaving Austrian side LASK to sign for VfL Wolfsburg for less than £2m.

Reading are releasing veteran Irish defender Paul McShane, Anssi Jaakkola, Joey van den Berg, George Legg, Danzell Gravenberch and Callum Harriott.

Teenage Argentine attacking midfielder Mateo Klimowicz is joining VfB Stuttgart for just over £1m from Instituto.

Timothy Weah's loan deal with Celtic has been ended early after he got picked for the United States squad in the Under-20 World Cup. Weah, who was on loan from Paris Saint-Germain said: "The gaffer told me it is in the best interest of the team that I collect my things and go home."

 

Bruno Retires

The Spanish captain of Brighton & Hove Albion Bruno has announced his retirement. The 38 year old was part of the club's promotion team from the Championship in 2017 and became a cult hero with the fans for his non-stop running. The club are now hoping to persuade him to stay on in a non-playing basis.

 

Clarke In The Saddle

Relegated Walsall have appointed Darrell Clarke as their new manager on a 3 year deal. Previous manager Dean Keates was sacked in April and caretaker manager Martin O'Connor was unable to rescue the club from dropping into League 2. Clarke had previously been manager of Bristol Rovers, who he took from the National League to League One.

 

Phelan Confirmed As United Assistant

Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Mike Phelan as assistant manager on a 3 year deal. Phelan had previously worked in the same role during Alex Ferguson's time in charge. Solskjaer said: "I've been a player under him, his knowledge, experience, demeanour, everyone in the club enjoys speaking to him, talking to him, discussing football with him, players really respect him, they know what he can do and he's worked with the best. I'm very pleased they've finally agreed. When Ed (Woodward) rang me [in December], he [Phelan] was my first port of call to assist me and we're here now for a few years together."

 

Toure Retires

Despite saying just last month that he had no plans to retire, Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has said that Toure has gone into retirement. Strange I thought he retired about 5 years ago, judging by the amount of effort he put in on the pitch.

 

Choudhury Fined

Leicester City player Hamza Choudhury has been fined £5,000 and ordered to attend an education course over tweets he made 5 years ago. The FA stated: "the posts, which included reference to ethnic origin and/or race and/or sexual orientation, were found to be abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute".

 

Parker Gets Permanent Fulham Role

Fulham caretaker manager Scott Parker has been appointed as permanent manager on a two-year deal after ending the season as caretaker following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri. Fulham were relegated under Parker, as he lost his first 5 matches in charge. Parker said: "Now, the challenge lies with me to move things forward. Ultimately, success comes from a culture and a desire - that needs to be our foundation. We'll drive a culture here that our fans will recognise. I've got 20 years of playing experience and 20 years of being in changing rooms. I want to use that experience to help the club be successful and move things forward."

 

FIFA Extend Raiola Ban Worldwide

Super agent Mino Raiola's 3 month ban from football activity by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has been extended worldwide by FIFA. The FIGC has yet to give any reasons for the ban and Raiola has claimed that it was "based on false grounds and lies". A statement from Raiola said: "The 'Italian Ban' is not a surprise, unfortunately. My personal concern is that it has been a sentence dominated by political willing, without taking into the right consideration the reason of law. I guess that Italian Football Association has not forgiven me when I have diffused my critics for their role in the disastrous state of Italian football, as well as their role around the latest episode of the racism problem." Raiola represents a number of high profile players including Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Balotelli.

Written by Tris Burke May 11 2019 09:29:03

 

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